HBO original six-episode drama series THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE debuts SUNDAY, May 15 on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling 2003 novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife” has been adapted to the screen before, for a hit 2009 movie. But the new TV version — created by the “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock” producer Steven Moffat — has the room to sprawl out a bit and cover more of the premise’s metaphysical nuances. Theo James plays Henry, who has a genetic condition that yanks him unpredictably back and forth through time, often landing him near Clare (Rose Leslie), the woman he marries. The couple nearly always meet while they’re at wildly different places on their respective timelines, such that sometimes she knows more than he does about what’s happening, or vice versa. Moffat and his creative team lean into the humor, tension and irony of this situation while hewing to Niffenegger’s central idea that these two are inextricably linked because they are hopelessly in love.
The six-episode series tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem… time travel.
It has been adapted by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) from the novel by Audrey Niffenegger and directed by David Nutter (Game Of Thrones).
The series stars Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones) as Clare Abshire, Theo James (Archive) as Henry DeTamble, Desmin Borges (Utopia) as Gomez, and Natasha Lopez (Runner Runner) as Charisse.